High-quality rehab programs at treatment centers with equally high standards have become the new norm. The National Institute on Drug Abuse lists effective treatment principles such as treating addiction as a disease, distancing your programs from a one-size-fits-all approach, and making these programs easily accessible.1 These and other ways to elevate your rehab’s standards are covered below.
Tips to Improve Quality of Care at Your Rehab Center
Some of the best ways to improve the quality of care at your rehab include:
Focus on Success Rates, Not Admission Rates
Many rehabs focus on raising their admission rates but neglect the success rate of their treatment plans. Ensuring each program offered by your rehab facility is composed of evidence-based clinical treatment approaches. It focuses on providing a full continuum of care that can help boost your success rates and improve your rehab’s quality.
Offer Treatment for Underlying Conditions
Providing rehab programs that not only address substance abuse but any underlying mental or health problems could improve the reception of your facility’s treatment approach and help elevate both your quality and success rates.
Cater to the Greatest Demand
This is an often overlooked aspect of rehab improvement. Catering to the greatest demand doesn’t necessarily mean becoming mainstream or redundant, but surveying the community’s needs in and around your rehab could help you provide treatments aimed at their issues specifically.
How to Cater to Specific Patient Needs
Catering to specific patient needs involves specializing in your rehab facility, which you can achieve by:
Specializing Your Programs
Not all addiction treatment programs work equally well for all patients. Providing substance abuse recovery programs for specific drugs or alcohol or offering treatment for depression or anxiety alongside addiction can help you vastly improve your treatment success and find a niche market in search of your services.
Supplying Vocational or Educational Support
Besides health care and addiction treatment, offering educational or job skills classes for people interested in getting their GED or finding employment could be a significant factor considered when patients are looking for a rehab.
Providing Medication-Assisted Treatment
Providing adequate medical care for people suffering from substance abuse disorders is vital to cater to various recovery needs. Easing withdrawal and cravings with doctor-prescribed medication can help prevent relapse and make the treatment process easier.
Providing Both Inpatient and Outpatient Services
There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for a substance use disorder. Some people require residential or inpatient treatment with 24-hour supervision and a controlled, narcotic-free environment. Others, with a good family support network and living environment, may benefit from outpatient or partial hospitalization treatment.
Providing a variety of treatment programs can ensure you cater to all the needs of potential patients, thereby boosting your rehab specialization and quality.
Providing Family Therapy or Support
For many people in rehab, having a family member that supports their recovery journey could be even more beneficial than any other peer support group.
Offering group family therapy could help bridge gaps and heal damaged relationships, benefiting both the patient and their loved ones and helping address specialized issues that may have otherwise been overlooked.
Offering Mental Health Services
Other human services besides substance abuse treatment are vital to a successful recovery for people that need specialized recovery assistance. Treating any co-occurring mental health disorder could improve success rates and help provide a more specialized approach to your patients’ recovery.
Elevating Your Rehab’s Standards
Besides adjustments to your facility or treatment programs, there are additional ways to elevate your rehab’s standards, including:
- Train your staff regularly: Ensuring your staff’s training is up to date with the latest developments in medical care and addiction treatment is vital to providing high-quality rehab services to your patients.
- Offer ongoing support networks: Providing support networks for patients and staff can also foster a healthy, positive rehab environment.
- Analyze rehab performance: Reviewing all aspects of your facility regularly, including intake statistics, admissions processes, cost, and Joint Commission surveys, can help you keep track of your rehab’s standard of treatment and make improvements where necessary.
How RecoverWell Can Improve Your Rehab
RecoverWell is another excellent option if you’re looking to improve your rehab’s quality of care. This matchmaking service connects potential patients with needs matching your facility’s services, budgetary requirements, and amenities. This can help your intake process focus on people who will gain the most benefit from your treatment plan, vastly improving your success rates and perceived quality of services.
RecoverWell also takes over much of your facility’s administration burden, freeing up people and resources to provide even better treatments to your patients. Visit our website and contact us at 818-975-0113 today.